SASS – SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular!

November 15-17 at Broadway Performance Hall

 

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. This showcase is one weekend only: we hold four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCA’s tremendously talented student performers.

SANCAs Annual Showcase Spectacular (SASS) is a community showcase of all the hard work it takes to create new acts. Our students and staff spend months developing skills, and focused rehearsals in all of September work-shopping performances in perpetration for the Showcase. Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!

Friday evening, and the Saturday & Sunday matinee community shows have advance ticket prices of $18 Adult & $12 Youth 17 and under. Door prices are $20 Adult and $15 Youth 17 and under. Performers will include SANCA’s own Youth Performance Companies Cirrus Circus, Nimbus Circus, and Stratus Circus, along with members of our staff, students, & alumni, and guest performers.

****SYNC UP WITH SANCA AT SASS****
ONE EVENING ONLY — The Saturday evening show is a dedicated fundraiser to help support all of SANCA’s programs, including youth programming and youth scholarships.

Saturday night will feature exclusive guest artists in addition to SANCA’s Youth Performance and Social Circus Troupes. Look for appearances by Terry Crane, Acrobatic Conundrum, aerialist Vivian Tam, and other special guests!

Ticket prices for Saturday night are $30 Adult & $15 Youth 17 and under.
****SYNC UP WITH SANCA AT SASS****

Tickets available at sass2019.brownpapertickets.com

Friday evening:
Chrysalis Circus (Mari Sharpe, Gabby Leiva) – Lollipop
George Howard & Sarah McWilliams – Duo Trapeze
Tania Nambo-Escobar – Aerial Rope
Radical Acrobatical (Laura K. Sposato, Maria Mork) – Partner Acro
Missy Nagin – Lyra
Stratus Circus – Rolling Globe/Contortion
Duo TomKat – Duo Trapeze
Morrison Helton – Aerial Sling
Rolling Blunder (Raymi Dyskant, Jessa Gardner, Ali Riddering, Fiona Ryan, Kimberly Wood, Sara Haverkamp) – German Wheel
Julaine Hall – Aerial Rope
Thomas Alexander & Kyla Helgeland Alexander – Partner Acro
Beth Baker – Static Trapeze
Ava Drummond – Diabolo
Cirrus Circus – Aerial Fabric
Laura Sposato – Tap Dance
Duo Haute Mess – Duo Rope

Saturday Matinee:
Cirrus Circus – Acro
Brian Crawford – Static Trapeze
John Spinosa – Unicycle & juggling Extravangza
Amber Parker – Rolla Bolla
Ashlei Mayo – Lyra
Beth Heritage * Amyanne Hartstone – Tumbling
Acrobatic Conundrum (Terry Crane & Melissa Knowles) – Partner Acro
Jasmine Manuel – Aerial Fabric
Mari Sharpe – Lyra
Leila Magnolia – LED Fans & Hoops
Nimbus Circus – Aerial Fabric
Tara Adams – Contact Juggling
John Kennedy – Aerial Straps
Leslie Rosen – Puppy Tricks!
Duo Avocado (Alyssa Hellrung & Ava Vermilya) – Duo Trapeze

Saturday Evening:
Duo Straight Up (Nick Lowery & Rachel Randall) – Chinese Pole
Youth Contortion (Lead by Gunnar Field) – Contortion
Cirrus Circus – Juggling
Kevin Ruddell – Aerial Rope
Adrian Hillyer & Jessie Wellington – Partner Acro
Jacob Hall – Aerial Fabric
Stratus Circus – Mini Tramp
Celestial Circus (lead by Manjit Golden) – Ground Acrobatics
Nimbus Circus – Block
Emma Curtiss – Cyr Wheel
Vertical Axis (Amanda Thornton & Nick Perry) – Duo Trapeze
Robert Howells – Juggling
John Spinosa – Stupid Unicycle Tricks
Julaine Hall – Handstands
Vivian Tam – Aerial Fabric
Transformational Women’s Circus (Missy Nagin, Ecco Kaos, Elizabeth Kempkes, Katrina Hayes, Lauren Musladin, Sarah Hess, Greta Summers) – Single-point Trapeze
Acrobatic Conundrum – 3 Ropes

Sunday Matinee:
Julaine Hall – Chinese Pole
Devin Helton & Leah Noble – Partner Acro
Duo Tomato (Alyssa & Avery Hellrung) – Duo Trapeze
Sara Haverkamp – German Wheel
Kyla Helgeland Alexander – Aerial Rope
Kaitlin Lindburg & Ellie Patel – Tumbling
Sarah Stanley – Lyra
AYCO Group Act – Ground Acrobatics
Cirrus Circus – Juggling
Kaitlin Lindburg & Rachel Mansour – Aerial Fabric
Rose Prevo & Lola Rosenblum – Duo Trapeze
Elizabeth Young – Lyra
Nimbus Circus – Unicycle
Emma Cady – Aerial Fabric
Cirrus Circus – Dance
Emma Curtiss – Yellow Submarine

SANCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID 20-0300045. We are the only non-profit circus school in Seattle. All contributions support community programs and youth scholarships.

Glam Rock! Flying Trapeze Shows

SANCA School of Flight proudly presents Glam Rock! Our flying trapeze students will rock out to sick tunes and throw even sicker tricks. They may be doctors, lawyers, tech workers, or students by day, but they’ll transform into high-flying acrobats on Saturday, October 5th! We are raising funds to help support your favorite Seattle non-profit circus school and all of the programs that empower people of all ages!

Come for the show and stay all day! Glam Rock offers fun for all ages with games, food, and even a beer garden for the 21+ crowd. Gates open at 12 Noon. Flying trapeze shows happen every hour on the hour from 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a rotating cast of flyers.

The Fly Shows are by suggested donation at the door, and have limited seating for each show. Please reserve your show time at Brown Paper Tickets. Contributions are welcomed at the time of reservation, or when you arrive at the door and throughout the event.

 

 

 

Decades: A Circus Story Lost in Time

When a mysterious package is delivered to 470 Scenicview Drive, spring break 2019 doesn’t stop for the house full of teens. It’s not until two of them discover that this package is not ordinary but extraordinary that things start getting a little unusual. Journey with Cirrus Circus as two friends romp through Medieval England, Golden Gate Park in the Summer of Love, a run-down speakeasy in the 1920s, and more! Energetic, playful and spirited, Decades is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases a variety of acrobatics and circus arts in surprising twists and turns.

The latest full-length performance from Cirrus Circus will feature original numbers on Unicycle, Tight Wire, Acrobatics, Duo Static Trapeze, Contortion, Juggling, Chinese Pole, Dance, Lyra and Cyr Wheel, Aerial Straps, Hoop Diving and Aerial Sling.

Shows are at Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle
April 5th at 7pm; April 6th at 3 or 7pm; April 7th at 3pm
Tickets at https://cirruscircus2019.brownpapertickets.com

Cirrus Circus is the teen performance troupe at the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA). They are known throughout Seattle as one of the most accomplished youth circus groups in the region. The troupe is in demand locally, performing at many of Seattles popular festivals and events, including Moisture Festival, Seattle Centers Winterfest, the Georgetown Carnival, and more. In July 2014, Cirrus Circus had the honor of performing internationally at the London International Youth Circus Festival in England, at No Fit State in Cardiff, Wales and Island Circus in Sylt, Germany.

Submerged: A Soggy Circus Saga

Plunge into the depths of the underwater world with SANCA’s Professional Preparatory Program students as their one small submarine embarks on a circus exploration of the deep. Join the intrepid captain and crew as they encounter acrobatic fishy creatures, buoyant aerialists, danger, fear, joy and a little floundering along the way.

Guaranteed to leave you drenched with laughter and a water-logged heart. Submerged will feature acrobatics, contortion, aerial fabric, rope, and hoop, as well as dance, juggling, and partner acrobatics. Take a deep breath and dive dive dive!

May 11 & 12, 2018

Tickets at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3232661

Each year our Professional Preparatory Program students create a full length circus show as a capstone project for their nine-month intensive.

The Professional Preparatory Program is a first step towards a career in circus with a specific focus to prepare graduates for further study at a multi-year circus institution for higher education. The curriculum is structured as a rigorous generalist program designed to provide strong foundations in five main areas of focus: Floor Acrobatics, Aerial Acrobatics, Dance, Theater, and Act Creation. The 9-month academic year is divided into five sessions, during which students will first learn a baseline of skills, learn to create acts in specialties of their choice, and, in the final session, participate in the creation and performance of this group show.

SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular

One weekend only: April 6th-8th.

We have four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCA’s tremendously talented student performers.

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular (known as SASS) is  the accumulation of the culmination of all the hard work it takes to create new acts. Our students and staff have workshopped these new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness!

Among the featured performers are Seattle favorites, SANCA’s youth circus troupes: Cirrus Circus,  the Magnificent 7, and the Amazing Circus 1-ders. Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!

Performances are at The Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway

Tickets are $12 (youth 16 & under) and $20 (adults 17 & up) in advance online from https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3232395 or at the door $15/$20

Friday Night April 6th, 7pm

Emcee: David Taft
David has been a physical theater artist for over forty years, performing in mask, movement, Commedia dell’Arte, dance and puppetry with a number of ensemble companies, has extensive touring credits on the East Coast and Midwest and has worked Off-Broadway for five seasons.   

The main creative focus of David’s work has been devising theater with collaborative ensembles utilizing text, nonverbal scenarios, and/or scenic choreography to investigate the physical realm of theatre and its power and expressivity. David trained actors in mask, movement and clown at Cornish College of the Arts for twenty- four years and is presently lead instructor of Theater at SANCA in the P3 Program.

Friday night lineup:
Cirrus Circus (unicycle)
Audrey Greaves (bounce juggling)
Sara Haverkamp (German wheel)
SANCA (group juggling)
Maria Mork (poi)
Nimbus Circus (formerly the Magnificent 7) (wire walking)
Caroline Alvarran-Belz & Sylvie Vermilya (partner acro)
Tania Nambo-Excobar (aerial rope)
Julaine Hall (aerial straps)
Milla Rose (aerial rings)
Laura Miller (aerial sling & tap dance)
Ashlei Mayo (aerial fabric)
Stratus Circus (formerly the Amazing Circus 1-ders) (aerial ladder)
Missy Nagin (lyra)
SANCA group (Chinese pole)

Friday Night Featured Performer: Julaine Hall. Starting at the young age of 5, Julaine joined SANCA’s youngest youth troupe and took off running!  To say that Julaine is a powerhouse is the understatement of the decade as she is proficient in Tumbling, Juggling, Acro, Teeterboard, Straps, and Chinese Pole just to name a few.  A better way to describe Julaine is as a force of nature!  Prepare to be astounded by incredible feats of strength and endurance on the Chinese Pole.

Saturday Matinee April 7th, 3pm  

Emcee: Mary Machala – Actor, Director, Improvisationalist and occasional Unicycler
Mary has acted and directed in Seattle for the past 30 years but who’s counting?  She is a founding member of Book-It Repertory Theatre, Artistic Director of the socio/political improv group Off the Wall Players (this was a long time ago), and touring member of Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop out of Minneapolis, MN (a really long time ago).  She’s also a Master Gardener, Master Composter, Apprentice Beekeeper and fledgling Master Pruner.  After four years of circus classes she still can’t juggle but she can (with a lot of warm up) unicycle across the floor.  Progress, not perfection.

Saturday Matinee Lineup:
Hallie Smith (Cyr wheel)
Max Voronin (diabolo)
Laura Sposato (tumbling)
Fiona Ryan (German wheel)
Rachel Randall & Nick Lowery & Wendy Harden & Nick Harden (group juggling and acro)
Faye Visintainer & Devin Helton (poi)
Julaine & Jacob Hall (unicycle)
Stratus Circus (formerly Amazing Circus 1-ders) (lasso)
Jordan Rempel-White (aerial straps)
Faye Visintainer (single-point trapeze)
Erin Henderson (aerial fabric)
Alyssa’s Aerial Class (mixed aerial)
Duo Avocado (duo trapeze)
Nimbus Circus (formerly the Magnificent 7) (unicycle & lyra)
Cirrus Circus (Chinese pole)

Saturday Matinee Featured Performer: Duo Avocado
Comprising of Youth Company coach Alyssa Hellrung and Stratus Circus performer Ava Vermilya, Duo Avocado will light up the stage on Saturday afternoon!  These two amazing performers have been working together on the Double Trapeze for several years and are excited to showcase some new skills for SASS!  Don’t miss this stunning performance of trust and skill on April 7th at 3:00PM!

Saturday Night April 7th, 7pm

Emcee: Mary Machala – Actor, Director, Improvisationalist and occasional Unicycler
Mary has acted and directed in Seattle for the past 30 years but who’s counting?  She is a founding member of Book-It Repertory Theatre, Artistic Director of the socio/political improv group Off the Wall Players (this was a long time ago), and touring member of Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop out of Minneapolis, MN (a really long time ago).  She’s also a Master Gardener, Master Composter, Apprentice Beekeeper and fledgling Master Pruner.  After four years of circus classes she still can’t juggle but she can (with a lot of warm up) unicycle across the floor.  Progress, not perfection.

Saturday Night Lineup:
Cirrus Circus (group acrobatics)
Siren Glenn (dance pole)
Brighter Than Diamonds (Floorial)
Fallon Mickle & Mary Gargett (hula hoop)
Aimee Storm (poi), Aimee Storm (wire walking)
Emma Cady (aerial fabric)
EJ Landsman (aerial straps)
Vertical Axis (duo aerial fabric)
Emma Curtiss (aerial fabric)
James Finch & Alyssa Luna (duo trapeze)
Iris Stokes (German wheel)
Mari Sharpe (lyra), Nick Harden (circus bike)
Jasmine Manuel & Tania Nambo-Escobar (duo aerial rope)

Saturday Night Featured Performer: Nick Harden
Internationally renowned unicyclist and bike extraordinaire, Nick Harden will take the stage for a performance that is sure to delight.  Nick has been unicycling his way around America and overseas for many years and is here to bring you a new act for your entertainment.  A dazzling display of spins, turns, and tricks on the Swing Bike awaits you on Saturday night.

Sunday Matinee April 8th, 3pm

Emcee: Emma Cady began training in circus arts at SANCA at the age of nine.  From age ten to eighteen, she performed with SANCA’s youth troupe Cirrus Circus throughout the greater Seattle area as well as in London, UK, Cardiff, Wales, and Sylt, Germany.  She has also worked as a professional aerial artist in such venues as Seattle Immersive Theater and Teatro Zinzanni, where she played the role of Schmee in their production of Lighter than Air.  In addition to hosting shows at SASS in the past, Emma has also been a Mistress of Ceremonies for the American Youth Circus Organization at two of their national festivals, first in Seattle and most recently in Trenton, NJ.  

Sunday Matinee Lineup:
Sara Haverkamp & Lilian Hoskinson (mixed circus)
Cirrus Circus (contortion)
John Spinosa (unicycle)
Nimbus Circus (formerly Magnificent 7) (tumbling)
Stratus Circus (Amazing Circus 1-ders) (unicycle)
Iska Popovic (wire walking)
Duo Shipwrekt (Laura Miller & Faye Visintainer) (duo trapeze)
Kevin Ruddell (aerial rope)
Carmi Westbrook (single-point trapeze)
Randi Morrison (aerial sling)
Alice Page (aerial fabric)
The Beautiful Aerialists (aerial fabric)
Duo TomKat (duo trapeze)
Julaine Hall (Chinese pole)

Sunday Matinee Featured Performer: Kevin Ruddell
Kevin has been a part of the SANCA community for many years.  Having had both of his children in classes as youngsters, he decided it was time to take to the air himself!  He has been training Rope with several renowned performers including Eve Diamond and Carey Cramer.  Let him astound you with feats of strength as he climbs his way to new heights on the Aerial Rope!

 

Performances supported in part by 4Culture and Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture

Cirrus Circus presents “Acro-Biographies”

Meet Cirrus Circus at the library as they conduct research, hunt for a good read, and find all the books they can about the physics and mathematics of juggling. Along the way they discover that books are portals to new and different worlds.

When their bumbling professor stops by, he struggles to keep himself rooted in reality rather than follow his imagination. Can they convince their professor that these other worlds are wonderful places to visit, full of amazing adventures and artistic expression?

Acro-Biographies features contortion, Geman wheel, teeterboard, duo trapeze, and more. Join Cirrus Circus as they crawl up, balance on, and flip through the pages, using their imagination and circus skill to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

WHEN
November 10-18th, 2017
Friday 7pm
Saturday 3pm or 7pm

WHERE
Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

MORE INFO
206-652-4433
www.sancaseattle.org

TICKETS
IN ADVANCE: Adults $20, Youth 16 & under $12 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3091187
1-800-838-3006
AT THE DOOR: Adults $25, Youth 16 & under $15

Brought to you in part with support from Seattle Credit Union and Choice Tea.

SANCA Staff Show: Summer on the Cirque Riviera

Fun in the sun and good times to be had for all at Summer on the Cirque Riviera! Take a stroll through the Mercado del Mar. Catch some rays poolside with buff babes and saucy sailors, but beware of pool sharks! Or just relax and beat the heat with a glass of wine, or perhaps something stronger at Cirkuski Kafić where you may even catch a glimpse of the Green Fairy.

Summer on the Cirque Rivera will keep you cool with daring feats of acrobatics, waltzing cyr wheel, trampoline, lyra, tightwire, aerial rope, and much more!

SANCA’s staff works hard all year long, bringing you the joy of circus! Now let them share with you their love of performance as they twist, turn, tumble, and twirl their way through a day on the Cirque Rivera.

Director: Milla Marshall
Choreography: Rachel Randall Technical
Director: Amanda Zwar
Performers include: Emma Curtiss, Jasmine Manuel, Faye Visintainer, Tom Hanna, Kaitlin Lindburg, KJ Saur, Aryeh Lax, Karellyn Holston, Jeramie Hardi, Zach Holmberg, Tania Nambo-Escobar, and Rachel Randall

WHEN
August 18th, 7pm
August 19th, 7pm
August 20th, 5pm

WHERE
Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Browadway
Seattle, WA 98122

MORE INFO
206-652-4433
www.sancaseattle.org

TICKETS IN ADVANCE:
Adults $20, youth 12 & under $12.
Please reserve your seat at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3042026
1-800-838-3006

Spring Festival of Flight: Candyland!

SANCA School of Flight Presents the Spring Festival of Flight: Candyland!

June 2nd
Open House: 5:30pm
Youth Flying Trapeze Show: 7:30pm
Adult Flying Trapeze Show: 9:00pm
June 3rd
Open House: 2:00pm
Youth Flying Trapeze Show: 3:00pm
Open House: 6:00pm
Adult Flying Trapeze Show: 7:00pm
The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) welcomes you to our Spring Festival of Flight! SANCAs flying trapeze school will be open to the whole community for a full weekend of open houses and shows. First time flyers are encouraged to try flying on the trapeze during the open house and to stay for the flying trapeze shows that feature the SANCA School of Flight team flyers performing high-flying tricks and feats of derring-do!

This is a non-ticketed event. Contributions are welcomed at the door.

Open House details:
A limited number of attendees will have the chance to take a turn on the flying trapeze. Each turn is $5. No advanced reservations. One turn per person. Participants must be present to sign up. Flyers must be 4+ years old to participate.

In Somnia – Professional Preparatory Program final show

Where do we drift off to when we sleep? Leave the waking world with SANCA’s Professional Preparatory Program graduates as they entwine themselves in a dreamscape of aerials, acrobatics, handbalancing, dance, Chinese pole, and contortion. Fall into our circus dream and lose yourself in what you find there.

Sponsored in part by:
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
4Culture

SANCA’s Annual Spring Showcase

4 Unique Circus Variety Shows!

Every year SANCA presents a showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends. For one weekend only, we hold four shows, each featuring a different line up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCA’s tremendously talented student performers. The SASS shows are the capstone performances for students and staff who have workshopped new performances and are ready to take to the stage in displays of pure awesomeness! Among the featured performers are Seattle favorites, the youth circus troupes Cirrus Circus, the Magnificent 7, and the Amazing Circus 1-ders. Audiences will be treated to daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling, and much more!

Friday Night features Leslie Rosen and Mary Gargett – “Hottie Long Legs.” This stilt walking dynamic duo is comprised of performing powerhouses Leslie Rosen and Mary Gargett. Both having backgrounds in Hula Hoop, Belly Dance, and Fire Manipulation, they are sure to set the seats on fire opening night!

Saturday Matinee features Emma Curtiss – Cyr Wheel Extraordinaire. A swirling, twirling, dizzying blur of beauty and strength, Emma has been captivating audiences up and down the West Coast for over 5 years performing Cyr Wheel, Silks, and Clowning. Try to keep up as she spins around the stage at our Saturday Matinee!

Saturday Night features La Famiglia Gentile – Foot Juggling Family Troupe. We are delighted to have the internationally acclaimed La Famiglia Gentile as SANCA’s current Artists in Residence! This fantastic flipping family will have you on the edge of your seats as they juggling not only objects with their feet but themselves too!

Sunday Matinee features Saffi Watson – Contortion. Cirrus Circus student, Saffi Watson started her performing career at the ripe age of 6, performing with SANCA, Teatro Zinzani, as well as other various venues. Under the careful direction of such elite artists as Vita Radionova and Jacob Skeffington, Saffi has blossomed into the embodiment of grace, style, power, and control.

Hosted by The Amazing Juan! After discovering a natural talent for magic while living under the stairs at his Aunt and Uncle’s house, he decided to share his passion with the world. After making stops in Cairo, Greece, Cleveland and brief run in Tijuana that resulted in some interesting and slightly embarrassing photos, The Amazing Juan will be taking Seattle by SASSy storm, hosting all four shows. Prepare yourselves for a magical display of awesomeness as The Amazing Juan makes his SANCA debut!

Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2886600